Local PR man featured in Wall Street Journal

¢ Todd Brabender, a Lawrence resident and public relations professional, is the subject of a feature in the Wall Street Journal today._He’s Todd Brabender – whose clients include the SummerSled (it works on grass) and Litecubes (the glowing ice cubes). His latest PR pitch, for the Fish ‘n Flush toilet fish tank, begins: “It’s a unique new product whose decorative appeal could turn the bathroom into the most talked about room in the house.”_Mr. Brabender, who is 41 years old and a former media person himself, is the kind of PR guy journalists hate to love – but love nevertheless, according to the WSJ. An old-fashioned press agent with newfangled powers, he blasts emails far and wide from the basement of his flagstoned mid-American home. Media elites may fume over coverups and spin, but for reporters with holiday news holes to fill, a bulletin about guppies in the toilet is cause for elation.¢ A Lawrence resident was arrested in Horn Lake, Miss., for armed robbery of a Domino’s Pizza driver, according to the Nashville Commercial Appeal. Raymond Paul Stilley, 19, was in custody with a $100,000 bond.¢ The Healthier Haskell program at Haskell Indian Nations University is featured in Indian Country Today._When Linda Sue Warner said she was passionate about making Haskell Indian Nations University one of the healthiest colleges in the country, she wasn’t kidding. Warner’s challenge to students and staff to ”walk around the world” at the beginning of the school year didn’t prepare her for just how contagious the idea would become as it traveled across Indian country._